There are obvious signs that a child isn’t a baby anymore — ditching the diapers, starting kindergarten. Others are subtler, but still poignant. I still remember clearly the day I told my mother, “I’m going to call you Mom instead of Mommy from now on.” And while I’m glad my son can now say “strawberries” clearly, I do miss those days when he’d ask for “sway-bies.”
Tori Spelling’s oldest child, Liam, is only 5, but already he’s showing signs of maturity. Recently, Tori wrote about two of these precious moments in her blog, ToriSpelling.com.
On Christmas Day, the kindergartener made his mom’s heart positively melt when he handed her two quarters and told her to spend them on presents for him, sisters Stella and Hattie and baby brother Finn.
Is Tori raising a little cheapskate? Not at all! Liam saw the dates on his quarters (1990 and 1997) and thought those were the dollar value of the coins. A budget of nearly a grand per child is pretty darn good!
Not only does the oldest McDermott child have the generosity of a big kid, he has the vocabulary of one, too. Yesterday, Tori shared the proof.
Liam proudly informed his mother, “Listen, Mom…now that I’m five, I say, ‘I go poo.’ Four-year-olds say ‘poo-poo’…But I’m a big man now, so I say ‘poo’!”
He must have wondered why his mom couldn’t stop laughing hysterically.
It’s fun when celeb moms share those moments of childhood to which we can all relate. It’s a good reminder that even though they may live in more opulent surroundings and enjoy more perks than the rest of us, their kids are no different from ours.
Did you laugh at Tori’s story too? What have your kids said lately that showed they were growing up?
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